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Following a year when choirs fell silent, Kings Place celebrates the power and the joy of singing in Voices Unwrapped, our 14th Unwrapped series. Featuring solo voices to vocal ensembles to large choruses, we plan to fill our halls with Renaissance masterworks, close harmony a cappella, folk song, jazz vocalisation, lied, throat singing, gospel, electronically-enhanced contemporary voices to Baroque passions.

We’re thrilled to announce our two, much-loved artists in focus: Gaelic singer & musician Julie Fowlis and baritone & composer Roderick Williams.

The only instrument that every individual can access without expense, the human voice is a constant in all musical cultures and a channel through which each community can express its identity. Voices Unwrapped 2022 welcomes exceptional singers from Estonia, France, America, Denmark, Australia and the African diaspora, and British groups such as the Tallis Scholars, Black Voices and The Swingles, along with our resident Aurora Orchestra. We’ll explore a richly diverse vocal repertoire and provide a platform for community choirs, as well as opportunities for you, our audiences, to participate.

Watch this space for more announcements.

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VOCES8 with Eric Whitacre

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

Leading vocal ensemble VOCES8 join Grammy-winning composer and conductor, Eric Whitacre, at Kings Place for a special, intimate Voices Unwrapped performance of one of his most recent works, The Sacred Veil.

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VOCES8 with Eric Whitacre

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

Leading vocal ensemble VOCES8 join Grammy-winning composer and conductor, Eric Whitacre, at Kings Place for a special, intimate Voices Unwrapped performance of one of his most recent works, The Sacred Veil.

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Allt, featuring Julie Fowlis, Zoë Conway, Éamon Doorley & John McIntyre

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

Julie Fowlis, award-winning Gaelic folk singer and musician, brings the first of her special curations as Voices Unwrapped Artist-in-Focus to Kings Place.

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Riot Ensemble: This Lunar Beauty

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

The Riot Ensemble joins Voices Unwrapped with a spell-binding, subversive programme of hidden voices.

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Anna B Savage

Contemporary / Voices Unwrapped

Extraordinary octave-spanning vocalist and songwriter Anna B Savage follows a sell-out tour of her mesmerising debut LP A Common Turn with her largest headline show yet. Unmissable.

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The Swingles and special guests Vadé

Contemporary / Voices Unwrapped

The Swingles return to Kings Place for this special Voices Unwrapped concert, celebrating the power of song to unite communities, joining forces with Vadé, rising stars of the UK vocal scene.

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Laura Groves x Fran Lobo x Blood Moon Project

Contemporary / Voices Unwrapped

London-based independent label Amorphous Sounds presents the first of two Amorphous Buds concerts for Voices Unwrapped & Luminate, featuring Laura Groves, Fran Lobo and Blood Moon Project.

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John Francis Flynn

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

John Francis Flynn is a singer and multi-instrumentalist whose work centres around traditional and folk material from Ireland. He is a founding member of the band, Skipper’s Alley, with whom he has toured extensively throughout

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Theatre of Voices

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

Danish super group Theatre of Voices return to Kings Place for the world premiere of John Luther Adams’ A brief descent into deep time and David Lang’s award-winning The Little Match Girl Passion.

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Florist

Contemporary / Voices Unwrapped

The first of two performances from LA-based indie singer-songwriter and ambient artist, Emily A Sprague. This show features Sprague under her Florist moniker, performing her third album, Emily Alone, a fragile, arresting record that exudes beauty in its simplicity – a true standout of 2019.

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Aurora Orchestra with Roderick Williams

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

Aurora Orchestra welcomes Voices Unwrapped Artist-in-Focus Roderick Williams for a special concert of journeys: from darkness to light, joy to sorrow, and regret to redemption.

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Auclair x Miryam Solomon x Evadney

Contemporary / Voices Unwrapped

London-based independent label Amorphous Sounds presents the second of two concerts for Voices Unwrapped & Luminate, featuring Auclair, Miryam Solomon and Evadney.

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Black Voices: Celebrating Nina Simone

Contemporary / Voices Unwrapped

Black Voices, the leading female a capella collective, return to Kings Place with a programme honouring the music and inspiration of Nina Simone.

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Martin & Eliza Carthy

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

The good Doctor Martin Carthy and his twice Mercury-nominated daughter Eliza Carthy, join forces to perform songs from their first duo album. A record of traditional material entitled The Elephant, released in May 2014 on Topic Records.

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Colleen

Contemporary / Luminate

As part of Luminate and Voices Unwrapped, we are excited to present a rare performance from one of Europe’s most inventive composers and electronic artists, Colleen.

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Mari Kalkun

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

Mari Kalkun is a musician, singer and a composer who expresses the essence of her Southern Estonian roots in a unique voice.

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Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

An evening of sacred and secular music by four of Estonia’s greatest composers, Arvo Part, Veljo Tormis, Cyrillus Kreek and Toivo Tulev.

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Gretchen Peters with special guest Kim Richey

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

Blending shades of country-rock, indie-folk and Southern Gothic, Gretchen Peters latest album Dancing With the Beast features all-female characters, from pre-teen to elderly, whose stories vividly illuminate both the personal and political.

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Aurora Orchestra with BBC Singers

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

Kings Place Resident Orchestra Aurora team up with the BBC Singers for a richly varied Passiontide concert for Voices Unwrapped, including James Macmillan’s choral masterpiece Seven Last Words from the Cross.  

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DM Stith

Contemporary / Voices Unwrapped

DM Stith’s otherworldly tender voice bridges the expanse between quailing sadness and featherlight joy.

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Gretchen Peters with special guest Kim Richey

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

Blending shades of country-rock, indie-folk and Southern Gothic, Gretchen Peters latest album Dancing With the Beast features all-female characters, from pre-teen to elderly, whose stories vividly illuminate both the personal and political.

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The Hanover Band: St John Passion

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

The Hanover Band, one of Britain’s finest period instrument orchestras, returns to Kings Place to bring a special Passiontide performance of JS Bach’s seasonal masterpiece, as part of Voices Unwrapped.

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Mabe Fratti

Contemporary / Voices Unwrapped

Mabe Fratti is an experimental cellist and composer. She uses cello, voice and synthesizers to present sound in the form of installation, composition & free improvisation.

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